One of America's greatest talents, Vince Gill has consistently written terrific songs, and as a performing artist is a superb guitarist and singer; of his many fine recordings, this triple-platinum, multi-award winning CD is a personal favorite, with its mix of heartfelt love songs, two numbers that are inspirational, and a couple of rousing tunes that will make you want to put your dancing shoes on.
Highlights for me are: The old-time country sound of "Real Lady's Man", with its great fiddle work by Stuart Duncan, and background vocals by Allison Krauss, about a man who has given in to "liquor and a woman's tender kiss"; "What the Cowgirls Do" ("they love to cut a rug and chug-a-lug") is irrisistible, with a great melody, a toe-tapping beat, a razzle-dazzle guitar solo by Vince, and marvelous honky tonk piano playing by Pete Wasner. "South Side of Dixie" is the second up-tempo song, with more knockout musicianship from Vince and the fabulous group assembled in this CD..
The final track, "Go Rest High on that Mountain" is exquisite and incredibly moving, and was written in memory of Vince's much loved brother Bob. With a rendition that is perfection from Vince, he is joined by Patty Loveless and Ricky Skaggs in the chorus.
This song won the CMA 1996 Song of the Year, the 1995 Grammy for Best Country Song/Vocal Performance Male, and has become a country classic.
"I wish I could see the angel's faces / When they hear your sweet voice sing".
Recorded in 1994, the sound is good, and the booklet insert has all the lyrics, recording info and some nice photos. Total time is: 45'19.